book review: good-bye chunky rice

Good-bye Chunky Rice is Craig Thompson’s first graphic novel, from before Blankets became such a huge hit. It’s about a turtle who leaves home and his best friend, who is a mouse. He gets on his landlord’s brother’s ferry to take him away and the ferry captain cheats him and takes advantage of him and everyone is mean, and everyone everywhere is sad.

It’s a good little story about leaving home and why it’s something people have to do sometimes, even when it’s not the best thing for them to do. It’s obviously not the same kind of massive work as Habibi, but I liked it all the same.

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